Jessi Vacca has worked with children throughout her adult life. She earned her bachelors from Michigan State University with an emphasis on art education and Art History. Throughout her adult life she has spent time volunteering to work with children and art initiatives in churches and non-profit organizations in Kansas, Missouri, and Michigan. Since moving to Joplin, she has spent the last several years working in early childhood education. Mrs. Vacca is also the parent of three current TJ students.